Cake under my pillow is a bed & breakfast situated on the second floor of an ancient building just south of the centre of Amsterdam in the "Oud zuid"-area. The Heineken Experience is just around the corner and the Albert Cuyp market and the Rijksmuseum just a few streets away. There is no elevator, so you should be aware that you will have to climb two rather long steps with your luggage in order to reach your room. On the first floor the owners run a tea room ("De taart van mijn tante") where they serve drinks and delicious cake in a friendly environment. The owners were really helpfull. At arrival the free wireless internet connection was out of order because the router broke down, but a new router was installed already the other day.
Parking space in the area of the building, if available at all, costs a small fortune (€ 5 per hour), so we were adviced to leave our car at the park & ride parking at the Olympic Stadium and take public transport to the bed & breakfast. Lines 16 and 24 run from the stadium and stop directly in front of the buuilding, so this was a good alternative, taking no more than fifteen minutes to get from the stadium to the bed & breakfast. Costs of parking were € 8 per day, including tickets for public transport, but we did have to wait a while to be able to enter the parking building at all, because park & ride tickets are available for a limited amount of places only. From the bed & breakfast we were able to walk to all the sites of Amsterdam and if you prefer you can take public transport just outside of the building.
We found the rooms to be fine but not luxurious, the bathroom to be clean and the beds to be very good. There is a sitting room and a kitchen, that have to be shared with other guests however. Breakfast was everything but abundant, but with help from a friendly neighbour we foud a very good baker at close range and made this work to our advantage.
We can recommend "Cake under my pillow" to everyone who is not too keen about luxury and who does not mind climbing the stairs and taking public transport to get to the building.
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- Cake Under My Pillow Hotel Amsterdam